Roborock continues to raise the bar by improving features and adding the latest innovations to each release, and the latest releases of the S7 Series are no exception. However, an unintended consequence is that releasing a lineup of excellent vacuum cleaners with slight differences in features and price can make it difficult for buyers to decide which one to purchase. But, we are here to help! Keep reading as we delve into the 3 powerful robot vacuum cleaners from Roborock as we compare the Robrock S7 vs S7 MaxV vs S7 MaxV Ultra. You may also like: Roborock S7 MaxV vs S6 MaxV | Comparison And GuideRoborock S7MaxV Review | Amazing Robot Vacuum Cleaner At a glance The Quick Answer The S series from the Roborock brand is superior to several robot vacuums in the market. Yet, due to the several available models, it can be quite challenging to choose the best one. We think that the S7 and S7 Plus are great if you do not live in a carpeted home because it has excellent mopping abilities. In contrast, the S7 MaxV and S7 MaxV Plus are perfect for different floor types due to their powerful suction rating and high scrubbing intensity. However, we would recommend the Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra. Despite being equipped with the same features as all other editions, it also has an Empty Wash Fill station that makes it self-sufficient and independent while cleaning. Product Overviews Roborock S7 The Roborock S7 is equipped with excellent features. Foremost is its 2500PA suction power rating, that can capture dust, debris, and pet hair from hardwood floors and carpets. With an upgrade of new floating main brush tracks from the previous models, the S7 delivers outstanding cleaning on every floor, including uneven surfaces. In addition, the mopping system fed by a 300ml electronic water tank scrubs up to 3000 times per minute for thorough room cleaning. Additionally, S7 identifies carpets with ultrasonic carpet recognition with top-notch accuracy. The intelligent carpet rise-up function automatically lift the robot's mop when a carpet is detected and continues to clean the hard floor effectively afterward. The robot vacuum also has a 470mL dust bin that reduces frequent emptying. Furthermore, the S7 is equipped with an accurate LiDAR navigation system and Roborock's navigation Adaptive Route Algorithm that always finds the fastest cleaning path. You can control the S7 with the Roborock app or voice control via Amazon Alexa and Google's assistant. Moreover, the powerful battery of the S7 delivers up to 3 hours of run time on a single charge. Read more in my full Roborock S7 review. Excellent battery lifeVoice control integration via Alexa and Google's assistantLiDAR-based system for excellent navigationGreat carpet detection Lower suction power Non auto emptying No built in robot camera Roborock S7 MaxV The S7 MaxV is an upgrade to the previous release, the S7. The S7 MaxV proves its worth with its 5100PA powerful suction power and excellent navigation with the LiDAR navigation system. In addition, S7 MaxV is also equipped with the ReactiveAI 2.0 obstacle avoidance, which uses an RGB camera for obstacle recognition and a LED for accurate object recognition in dark spaces. The Roborock S7 MaxV uses a multi-directional floating brush that ensures that every surface, including the uneven ones, receives an efficient cleaning. The robot vacuum also comes with a Sonic Vibration technology that enables the mop to clean effectively. With the aid of the carpet recognition feature, S7 MaxV recognizes carpets while cleaning. At the same time, the mop automatically rises to avoid making a mess. S7 MaxV also enables the function of video calls through your robot and communicating with anyone in your home. Plus, you can control your device with an app, voice, or remote. Superb suction power ratingGreat battery lifeSupports voice assistanceLiDAR navigation system No Auto cleaning mop and Refilling featureExpensive Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra The Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra is currently the best of the premium Roborock S Series. With a power rating of 5100PA, the device is capable of sucking up any dirt, debris, and hair from any surface. The mopping feature is also brilliant with the Sonic vibration and VibraRise mop technology that can identify your carpets and fold away the mops as it scrubs your floors. Equipped with a dual-camera setup for accurate obstacle avoidance and navigation, the Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra model gets excellent floor mapping and can save up to 4 different maps for future use. In addition, the robot vacuum comes with a large Empty Wash Fill dock. The ultra station is capable of self-emptying its dust bag, self cleaning & self washing its mop, and self refilling water. The Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra model is also integrated with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa for voice control. You can also control the robot through the extensive Roborock app. Empty Wash Fill dock includedDual RGB front-facing cameraExcellent battery performanceLiDar navigation systemMulitple floor mapping 5100PA suction power rating Pricey Noisy when Auto Emptying Side By Side Comparison Battery Life The Roborock models have always had strong batteries, and it's no different for the S7, which has an installed 5200 mAh battery. Hence, the robot vacuum can last for about an hour and a half when run on maximum power but over 3 hours when used in quiet mode. The Roborock S7 also provides stellar performance and can easily make its way back to its docking station with autopilot to recharge when the battery drops to 20%. Conventionally, S7 makes its low battery known with a red light indicator. However, suppose your robot vacuum is cleaning, and it runs out of battery. In that case, you don't have to worry about plugging it in. Instead, it returns to charge itself and returns to cleaning when fully charged. While this is a good feature, the charging time isn't so great. The Roborock S7 charging isn't fast; it takes around 6 hours to recharge fully. The Roborock S7 MaxV and Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra also have great battery life. Roborock claims that the batteries can last for over 3 hours on a full charge in quiet mode. However, the two robot vacuum lasted shorter in Max power at a little above one hour. Also, despite the Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra dock charging 30% faster than a Roborock traditional charger, the MaxV and MaxV Ultra batteries still take about 4 hours to recharge fully. Like all average robot vacuums, the MaxV robot cleaners automatically return home to recharge when their battery gets low. Note that each robot vacuum has a specified percentage to return to its base station. Hence, in the case of Roborock S7 MaxV, the robot cleaners return to their docking stations at 19%. Plus, a battery level indicator in the app shows you how much run time you have left. Voice Assistant Most Roborock's robot vacuums have a voice control option to aid their use. The same goes for the S7, which is compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google's Assistant. However, there's a limited command you could give to your voice assistant to control your robot vacuum. Still, it's quite impressive to tell your robot vacuum to start cleaning when you are too busy to go to your phone and activate the command on the application or press the start button on the S7 itself. Note that you need the Google Home app on your phone if you use Google assistant to send commands to your robot vaccum. Once you have got the Google Home app, search and pair the Roborock. Afterward, you can easily clean your home with the Hey Google, start my vacuum cleaner command. Unfortunately, you can't use the voice assistant command to tell your S7 to clean a single room. You can only do this through the app. Roborock S7 MaxV and Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra, on the other hand, also work with both Google Assistant and Alexa for voice control. Hence, you can easily command your robot vacuum through voice control. In addition, you can easily set up voice commands to clean each room with the Alexa option. Therefore, despite the app being simple to set up via WiFi and use, the voice control is still easier to use for commands such as cleaning a specific room, pausing, and resuming cleaning. Navigation System The Roborock S7 is equipped with smart LiDAR navigation capable of navigating complex layouts and planning an intelligent path for efficient cleaning. Thanks to the application, you can easily set up virtual boundaries, no mop zones, and others to ensure that your robot vacuum cleaner stays clear of the part in your home where you do not want them. In addition, the navigation system does an excellent job of obstacle avoidance and creates accurate maps that can be saved and used for cleaning later on. The Roborock S7 MaxV and Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra similarly use the LiDAR-based navigation system. Although, it is supported by a dual-camera setup, unlike the S7. Still, the navigation system helps your robot find its way around your home and create a 3D map as it cleans your home. A bonus is that this system doesn't only create a map; it leaves markers that identify obstacles it came across while cleaning, such as power cables, furniture, dropped shoes, etc., that you could view in your app. The dual camera can also provide you with a live stream option to see and communicate with people in your home. In addition, the mapping system can map out and save more than one-floor layout. Key Differences Performance Even though the performance is slightly identical, the difference in suction power and the automatic dust bin emptying feature makes a big difference between the S7 and S7 MaxV, including the Ultra mode. With a good suction power but not the most powerful at 2500PA for vacuuming, it might not be the best choice if you only need it for vacuuming. However, suppose you need it for both vacuuming and mopping. In that case, the S7 is an excellent choice with its mopping pads that uses the Sonic Vibration scrubbing technology to clean dirt and wipe away stains efficiently. One of the best upgrades you get with the S7 is the superior mopping experience. The sonic mopping technology scrubs up to 3000 times per minute to ensure adequate cleaning compared to its predecessors. The mop layer also automatically raises itself when it detects being in a carpeted area. Hence, you don't have to worry about switching modes. Still, a big downside of this model is that the robot vacuum does not have the automatic dustbin emptying feature. On the other hand, the Roborock S7 MaxV and Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra are equipped with a powerful suction rating of 5100PA, capable of whipping out all dirt, debris, and pet hair on hard floors and carpets. The best part of this increased power rating is that the robot has a design that automatically increases the suction level on carpeted floors. The mopping function of this version is also top-notch with its ability not only to mop but to scrub the floor and also lift mopping pads when it detects carpet. Yet, it is important to note that despite the Roborock S7 MaxV and Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra versions having identical performance, their auto emptying feature is quite different. The S7 MaxV comes with a simple charging dock that does not have the auto emptying feature. While the Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra has an Empty Wash Fill dock capable of self-emptying its dirt bag, refilling, and cleaning the mopping pads. Monetary Value A budget robot vacuum without any extra features will probably cost you around $200, so the S7 range is certainly at the premium end of the market. As you’d expect, the cheapest of the three is the older one, the Roborock S7 which costs around $650. But, the great thing about it being a bit older is you will often find deals on it, especially during events such as Prime Day or Black Friday. It has a great obstacle avoidance technology. In addition, it can mop and clean efficiently without causing a mess or leaving behind cleaning marks. Therefore, we think that the price offers excellent value for a premium robot in the current market. In contrast, the Roborock S7 Max will normally be around $200 more than the S7. Still, despite it being more expensive, the RGB camera and increased suction power are worth the difference. And finally, the Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra model. It is quite a bit more expensive, usually around $1400. However, you have to consider the price includes the self-cleaning Empty Wash Fill dock. If you want to include auto emptying in the S7 of the S7 MaxV, you will have to add another $200 or so. So as you can see, even though all of the models of the S series are quite expensive, they are all worth their price with their smart, excellent and efficient features. The Plus Version The Roborock S7 is an excellent hybrid vacuum cleaner. Still, it lacks functions such as the auto emptying feature that makes it highly dependent on humans. Hence, Roborock offer the S7 Plus package, which is just an upgrade of the S7 with an auto empty baseLike the S7 version, the S7 Plus can vacuum and mop simultaneously. It also has an integrated automatic mop lifting feature, which lifts its mop cloth when it detects being in a carpeted area. The plus version has a great battery life and an identical suction power of 2500PA. Thus, the Roborock S7 Plus might not be the best option if you want a robot vacuum with stronger suction power. On the other hand, Roborock S7MaxV comes with a powerful 5100PA. The same goes for the Roborock S7 MaxV Plus version; hence it might be a great option if you want a stronger vacuuming cleaner. Moreover, equipped with a higher suction power rating and the latest ReactiveAI 2.0 obstacle avoidance technology, the MaxV model is a great choice. Even though the Roborock S7 MaxV Plus is expensive, it is a better option with its inclusion of an auto empty station (if you have the space), unlike the S7 MaxV, which uses a standard station with no self-sufficient features. FAQs Is the Roborock S7 the same as the S7 Plus?They are similar, but not the same as the S7 comes with a basic charging dock, while the S7 Plus has an auto-empty base station.Can I add floor cleaner to Roborock?Ideally, you shouldn't add any cleaning solution to your Roborock vacuum cleaner. However, suppose you worry about your robot cleaner not sanitizing your home. You can use the Roborock floor cleaner readily available to be purchased on Amazon, Walmart and other stores. But, note that you must properly dilute it in a ratio of 1 part floor cleaner to 300 parts of water.Is Roborock a Chinese company?Yes, Roborock is a Chinese company that Xiaomi invested in. The company specializes in researching, developing, and producing smart home devices, including robotic sweeping, vacuuming, and mopping devices.Does Roborock have self-cleaning?The latest release from the company, Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra, has a 3-in-1 self-cleaning dock that can automatically empty its dirt, clean its mopping cloth and refill the water tanks.Can Roborock S7 clean carpets?Roborock S7s are efficient at cleaning hard floors, but they struggle with carpets. Despite their 2500PA suction power rating and a carpet detection feature that automatically increases the power to the maximum when it detects being on a carpeted area. Still, the cleaning could be better, so if you live in a home with many carpets, you might consider purchasing another Roborock model, preferably one with a 5100PA.Does the Roborock S7 have a camera?No, it doesn't. Unlike its predecessor, the S6 MaxV, equipped with an RGB camera, the S7 doesn't have this feature. Final Thought The Roborock S series is one of the best in the robot vacuum market. You can be sure that you have made a good decision and will receive an efficient cleaning and mopping experience regardless of your choice. However, you might have to carry out some duties such as manually emptying your robot vacuum and refilling the water tanks based on the purchased version. Still, you could easily avoid that by increasing your budget by a few hundred dollars.